Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Fundamentals of Computer Systems and Computer Forensics

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  3. File System Forensic Analysis

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  4. Forensic Log Analysis

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  5. Mobile Device Forensics

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  6. Malware Analysis

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  7. Multimedia Forensics

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About this book


This textbook provides an introduction to digital forensics, a rapidly evolving field for solving crimes. Beginning with the basic concepts of computer forensics, each of the book’s 21 chapters focuses on a particular forensic topic composed of two parts: background knowledge and hands-on experience through practice exercises. Each theoretical or background section concludes with a series of review questions, which are prepared to test students’ understanding of the materials, while the practice exercises are intended to afford students the opportunity to apply the concepts introduced in the section on background knowledge.

 This experience-oriented textbook is meant to assist students in gaining a better understanding of digital forensics through hands-on practice in collecting and preserving digital evidence by completing various exercises. With 20 student-directed, inquiry-based practice exercises, students will better understand digital forensic concepts and learn digital forensic investigation techniques.

 This textbook is intended for upper undergraduate and graduate-level students who are taking digital-forensic related courses or working in digital forensics research. It can also be used by digital forensics practitioners, IT security analysts, and security engineers working in the IT security industry, particular IT professionals responsible for digital investigation and incident handling or researchers working in these related fields as a reference book.



Digital forensics Computer forensics Computer security File system analysis File carving Memory forensic analysis Malware analysis Mobile device analysis Log forensic analysis Multimedia forensics Security logging Image steganography Hands on

Authors and affiliations

  • Xiaodong Lin
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and Computer Science, Faculty of ScienceWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-00580-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-00581-8
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